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Category: Featured Writers

Most of us freelance writers — with or without a book release — found ourselves up a creek when the pandemic hit.
We recently asked our community of writers about when and how they knew they were destined to be writers. Read some of their stories here.
Kevin Maney is a writer and consultant. He selectively works with CEOs and companies on writing projects that give something interesting or important to the world. His most recent book is Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future and prior to that, he wrote Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets.
If you’ve mused about creating a new income stream by using your professional experience and expertise to coach other writers, there’s no time like the present. If you’re inspired to help other writers achieve their dreams, these five tips will get you off to a strong start.
Sherry L. Granader is a ghostwriter who specializes in creating and writing memoirs, business, nutrition, and fitness books.
Mary Langford is a freelance writing coach, ghostwriter and editor and is currently writing her first book. For five years, Mary worked at the right hand of New York Times bestselling author and Emmy-winning producer Sidney Sheldon and later assisted world-famous hairstylist and entrepreneur Vidal Sassoon, in the writing of his autobiography.
Elizabeth Evans is a Literary Agent-turned-Editor-turned-Ghostwriter based in the Greater Milwaukee Area. After twelve years of experience as a successful literary agent (she sold over sixty books and guided dozens of aspiring authors through the publication process), she became an editor to focus on working directly with writers. Most recently, she pivoted again to become a ghostwriter.
The journey to authorship for Thought Leaders is not as easy as one might think because having the idea(s) for the book is only half the battle. In this podcast episode, Peter Winick, CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage, interviews Steve Anderson, sought-after speaker, influencer, and author of the widely anticipated book, The Bezos Letters.
Amy Klein is a writer based in New York City. She wrote the “Fertility Diary” column for The New York Times’s Motherlode blog for three years. She writes frequently about health and fertility for publications such as Newsweek, Slate, The Washington Post, and others.
Jonathan Merritt is a writer based in New York City. He writes on religion, culture, and politics for The Atlantic, The Week, and is author of several critically-acclaimed books including Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing – and How We Can Revive Them.

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